THE TSAR`S (TSARSKAYA) TOWERClose
- TOWERS OF THE KREMLIN
- THE SECRET (TAINITSKAYA) TOWER
- THE BEKLEMISHEV TOWER
- THE ANNUNCIATION TOWER
- THE 2ND NAMELESS TOWER
- THE PETER'S TOWER
- THE 1ST NAMELESS TOWER
- THE WATER SUPPLYING TOWER
- THE STS. CONSTANTINE AND HELEN TOWER
- THE BOROVITSKAYA TOWER
- THE SAVIOUR (SPASSKAYA) TOWER
- THE ST. NICHOLAS (NIKOLSKAYA) TOWER
- THE SENATE (SENATSKAYA) TOWER
- THE CORNER ARSENAL TOWER
- THE MIDDLE ARSENAL TOWER
- THE ARMOURY (ORUZHEINAYA) TOWER
- THE Ð¡OMMANDANT TOWER
- THE ALARM BELL (NABATNAYA) TOWER
- THE TRINITY (TROITSKAYA) TOWER
- THE KUTAFIYA TOWER
- THE TSAR`S (TSARSKAYA) TOWER
- BUILDINGS IN THE KREMLIN
- KREMLIN SQUARES
The small Tsarskaya Tower was raised right on top of the wall between the Saviour and the Alarm Bell Towers in 80-s of the XVIIth century. Its eight-faceted marquee standing on four pitcher-shaped pillars reminds of the terem-buildings' porches of that time.
According to the Kremlin's map of the end of XVIIth century, there was a four-faceted wooden turret on the tower’s place. Its name is linked to a legend saying it was a sort of canopy over the Tsar’s throne. From here the Tsar of All Russia could take a close watch on what was going on in the Kremlin and Red Square.
Besides, the alarm-bells of the Kremlin fire brigadge - so-called Spasskiy Nabat (Saviour Alarm Bell) – were fixed on the Tsar's Tower.
The tower's original look has been preserved. In the lower level of the tower there is an arched passage.
Its height with the weathervane is 16,7 m.